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The Local Library

One of the most encouraging scenes for booklovers, I would imagine, is to see a circle of children sitting around...

Van the Man Back Home in Belfast

In a part of East Belfast, near where I spent my childhood, an avenue which is known worldwide to legions...

A School Project for Timecrack

Following up on the recent Sci-Fi/Fantasy evening reading of Timecrack, which was held in Waterstone’s Belfast store, I was invited...

Sci-Fi and Fantasy at Waterstones

A great evening last week in Waterstones in downtown Belfast gave Jo Zebedee and myself the opportunity to introduce our...

Friendly Support

Writing a book can be a very solitary affair, but on the other hand it offers writers the opportunity to...

Prostate Cancer

This week sees me quietly celebrating the fact that I have survived another year after my operation in 2003 for...

The Film World

Last Sunday my wife arrived home to report that when leaving her church she found herself in what appeared to...

Old Foul Autumn Leaves

One of our booksellers, Alan Wilson, at Blackwell’s Bookshop in the Students’ Union at Queen’s University Belfast, mentioned during a...

The Poet Batham

When I’m travelling, at home and abroad, it’s always a pleasure meeting people, young and old; getting to know them...

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